Thursday, February 19, 2015
Established a March 2015 100% Cash-Secured Puts Position in Micron Technology Inc.
Details of this transaction along with a potential return-on-investment result are:
Micron Technology Inc. (MU)
The transaction is as follows:
02/19/2015 Sold 4 Micron Technology Inc. Mar2015 $30.00 Puts @ $.53
Note: The price of Micron was $31.88 when this transaction was executed.
The Covered Calls Advisor does not use margin, so the detailed information on this position and some potential results shown below reflect the fact that this position was established using 100% cash securitization for the four Put options sold.
A possible overall performance result (including commissions) for this transaction would be as follows:
100% Cash-Secured Cost Basis: $12,000.00
Note: the price of Micron was $31.88 when these Put options were sold.
(a) Options Income: +$200.05
= ($.53*400 shares) - $11.95 commissions
(b) Dividend Income: +$0.00
(c) Capital Appreciation (If MU remains above $30.00 at Mar2015 expiration): +$0.00
= ($30.00-$30.00)*400 shares
Total Net Profit (If MU is above $30.00 strike price at Mar2015 options expiration): +$200.05
= (+$200.05 +$0.00 +$0.00)
Absolute Return (If MU is above $30.00 at Mar2015 options expiration and Put options thus expire worthless): +1.7%
Annualized Return (If MU above $30.00 at expiration): +19.6%
= (+$200.05/$12,000.00 )*(365/31 days)
The downside 'breakeven price' at expiration is at $29.47 ($30.00 - $.53), which is 7.6% below the current market price of $31.88.
The 'crossover price' at expiration is $32.41 ($31.88 + $.53). This is the price above which it would have been more profitable to simply buy-and-hold Micron stock until March 20th (the Mar2015 options expiration date) rather than holding these short Put options.